- A fake prophet has been accused of stealing a mobile phone valued at N22,500 from a complainant in the process of helping a woman Aderibigbe Toyosi to solve her problems
- A Magistrates court says the accused pretended to be a prophet while unlawfully obtaining N17,500 from the woman with the intention to assist her to solve some of her spiritually problems
A Magistrates court sitting at Ota in Ogun state has reportedly sentenced a 32-year-old man, Lukman Yaya, who claimed to be a prophet to 25 months in prison.
News Agency of Nigeria reports that Banwo, the senior magistrate, in his ruling did not give the convict any option of fine.
Yaya’s house or church address was not disclosed in the court.
Yaya however pleaded guilty to the two-count charge of impersonation and stealing.
The prosecutor, sergeant Chudu Gbesi told the court that the accused committed the offences on Sunday, February 8, at Joju area of Ota, Ogun state.
Gbesi said the accused, who pretended to be a prophet, unlawfully obtained N17,500 from one Aderibigbe Toyosi with the intention to assist her to solve some of her spiritually problems, an agreement he did not fulfill.
He also said the accused stole a mobile phone valued at N22,500 from the complainant in the process of helping her to solve her problems.
Gbesi said that the offences contravened sections 249(d) and 419 of the Criminal Code, Vol. 1, Laws of Ogun.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com recently reported that Reverend Daniel Kolawole Olukoya, the founder of Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries (MFM) has warned Christians to take heed of false prophets.
Olukoya alerted Christian faithfuls to be wary of false prophets who go around performing fake miracles.
The pastor recounted the story of a woman who was tagged ‘barren’ and how a so-called pastor had molested her on the graveyard in her quest for a child.
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